Adhd symptoms preschool children

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4971738 tn?1390565384 there are added challenges in determining the presence of key symptoms. Preschool- aged children are not likely to have a separate observer if they do not attend a preschool or child care program, and even if they do attend, staff in those programs might be less quali- fied than certified teachers to provide accurate observations." I will give you a link to the symptoms of ADHD to give you some idea of what qualifies a child.
Avatar f tn The problem with really intelligent kids is that they problem solve so fast. And the problem with 4 year olds is that they don't have alot of self control. Put it together and ya - you've got problems. Throw the possibility of ADHD into the mix and everything gets a lot worse. I really don't know if he has ADHD. How long ago did the doctors see him and what kind of a doctor saw him?
Avatar n tn re expecting in the near future.`It is probably fair to say that many children who display ADHD also display SI problems; they are both, generally speaking, neurointegrative conditions. However, this is not to say that the two conditions co-exist in the majority of children who display one or the other. Be sure to monitor the treatment of the ADHD.
Avatar n tn my 3 year old has adhd and sensory processing disorder and will be starting preschool in october. part of the requirements for the preschool is that he has to be potty trained. he will either just sit on the potty and not go or will not sit long enough to go. i have bought him buzz lightyear underwear to help motivate him, but that didnt seem to help. yesterday i bought stickers to give him for at least sitting to try, but he says moma potty and will go sit on the potty and demand the sticker.
Avatar n tn Is he hard to manage? What was happening with him when the diagnosis of ADHD was issued? When children so young are diagnosed with ADHD, the main symptoms that are causing problems are usually hyperactivity and impulsivity. Are these symptoms present with your son? It's possible, though it would be a bit unusual, that the behaviors you describe in the scghool setting are chiefly a manifestation of his ADHD. If so, the situation warrants treatment with medication.
Avatar f tn This is an important difference from the previous guidelines and stems from a wealth of new evidence on ADHD treatment of preschool children and adolescents. For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar f tn If he has normal speech, good eye contact and is able to play with other children in a small group, the answer is not PDD. Talk to a professional about ADHD. You should consult a child development doctor and not just a consuler. God luck.
Avatar f tn She does not attend preschool and stays at home with mom. Do these symptoms sound like OCD and/or ADHD? Would a behavior specialist be able to help our situation?
Avatar n tn Eventually, he was kicked out of preschool and I took him to a child psychiatrist to be evaluated for ADHD, ADD or bipolar disorder. That dr told me he had none of those things. It was recommended that I continue to keep his punishments consistent. When he entered Kindergarten a few months later, I was constantly receiving phone calls from the principal regarding these same behavoirs. They suggested he had ADHD. He was tested by his pediatrician in November of 2008 and does have ADHD.
Avatar n tn We have three children, ages 9, 7, and 4. The four year old will be five in three months. She is very strong willed and resists discipline. She can be a very sweet girl, but she can also be very mouthy. When she misbehaves it is usually bossing me around, not doing as I ask, talking to me in a not nice voice, or being disruptive in church. This can escalate into her hissing at me, biting me, and trying to hit/kick me.
13855305 tn?1431785394 His father and his mother were both diagnosed with ADHD as children. The parents have divorced when he was around 2. He goes between three homes during the week. He is at his Nana's or our home where his father lives or at his home with his mom and her new boyfriend. He is very smart and can play on his own fine most of the time. Once in a setting with any children either at school or on play ground he will hit or push or yell.
Avatar n tn He has been a fairly good child until recently or say about 2 or 3 months ago. It started out at preschool. Now he has been at this preschool for about 3 years now, but for some reason I am not sure he has started to lash out. My son is no angel & he has had his moments but latly he has been screaming, hitting, kicking, slapping, & poking his teachers & friends at school.
Avatar n tn No, this does not sound like behavior that is symptomatic of ADHD. Children so young are easily stimulated and it is not surprising that the behavior has re-surfaced in his current situation. The primary intervention will likely be the behavior management piece. He should be placed in time out immediately when he behaves in an aggressive way.
Avatar m tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1532092'>3 1/2 year old with ADHD and impulsivity</a> was started.
Avatar m tn the total transformation Program. Some of the more serious side effects of drugs heart attacks, growth problems blood disorders, and psychosis.Travis Thompson, Ph.D, from the University of Minnesota and Klaus R. Unna, M.D., from the University of Illinois reported that “perhaps the best-known effect of chronic stimulant administration is psychosis.
5078197 tn?1363337996 Agree with the above. Definitely has symptoms of ADHD, so I would start with that.
Avatar n tn Had my parents been properly informed and i started treatment as a child i would not have had to go through the scholastic struggles. Children that are ADHD usually have above normal IQ so its not like there is a retardation issue. The neurotransmitters in the brain, norepinephrine is suspected to be low. Norepinephrine is responsible for attention, learning, memory, sleep/wake and mood regulation.
Avatar f tn My 3.5 year old switched to a new preschool 4 months ago. Since he has started the new school we have had several incidents. The second week of school he hit his teacher and since then he has hit her and other children 7-10 times.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am also the CL on the ADHD forum so do have some interest in this question. First, to say, "His doctor suggested that I continue to keep him focused with coloring, puzzle, etc. to keep it from turning into ADHD? " is utter BS by the doctor. ADHD is not prevented by keeping him focused and that statement would make me have some concerns about your doctor in this area of medicine. I would first find out if he is the youngest child in daycare.
Avatar f tn t feel bad about ADHD medication. It is actually not fair NOT to give ADHD children the needed meds, because they want to be "good" themselves. They just can't help it. FURTHERMORE, at this day of age (with "no tolerance" policies) - the disruptive, defiant behavior is not going to be tolerated in schools. And while he might get through elementary, once the puberty hits and other problems arise, he might get charged criminally later on.
Avatar f tn , six or seven years of age), because until that time most of the behaviours exhibited by children with ADHD are typical of all children in the preschool years. (They may be more severe in preschoolers who have ADHD, but since some kids who are highly active in their preschool years definitely don't have ADHD, it's better to wait.) A lot of what you are describing is typical toddler behaviour - defiance, ignoring "no", climbing all over things, etc.
Avatar n tn The fact that your son is intelligent is a separate matter from the issue of attentional abilities. Children who display ADHD can, but often do not, display hyperactivity as a component of the ADHD (the accurate diagnosis - ADD is a commonly used term to represnt ADHD without hyperactivity, but from a technical standpoint there really is no formal diagnosis called ADD). Medication can be of benefit with children who display attentional problems even when no hyperactivity is present.
Avatar n tn Personally, I think very few kids are ADHD and it is getting diagnosed far too much in the US. Some other countries do not even believe of the diagnosis of ADHD and ADD in children. I worked in outpatient mental health and of all the children that were seen I believe only one had ADHD. I think she's 5 and she has her own personality. Children are not little robots, they are children. How many years have these teachers been teaching?
Avatar m tn Well, you've posted on an adhd forum. First let me say that 3 is way to young to begin discussing add/adhd. The earliest age that this diagnosis should be made is 6 and I feel that is still too young based on the wide variability amongst children of that age. You describe in many ways what is normal for 3. They are quite often extremely active, hard to settle, loud and constantly testing boundaries. Guess what? Four isn't much better.
Avatar n tn The teachers said he exhibited ADHD like symptoms, always running around, not focusing, even during free play. Impossible to settle/stop chatting during story time. That is 100% opposite of how he is at home and on playdates etc, so I thought it might be the school environment--huge class, 22 kids. I switched him to a smaller, more structured preschool. There, the teachers said he was doing alright, except that he was getting in other kids faces and annoying them.
Avatar n tn Remember too there is a national obsession with ADHD with as many as a third of children being saddled inappropriately with this label in any one class, Ritalin and other powerful drugs can have detrimental affects on a child's development, sense of self worth and self esteem. Its saying clearly to a child "you are defective, your personality needs to be changed" ... so consider all possible options before you just go along with this diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I coordinate preschool programs for a cooperative school district. We have had four children within the last few years with either WPW, Ebsteins, or both. These children had differences in the severity of symptoms. One child who had both WPW and Ebsteins had more severe syptoms, some restrictions, and took medication at school. He looked like a child with health problems with pale skin and puffy eyes. Another child with WPW took meds at home only.